A man named Benjamin David has found a way to circumvent all the fumes, noise, road rage and sheer tedium of rush hour traffic. Every day, he straps on his necessities in a water proof bag, and hops into Germany's Isar River in Munich. Then he does it again on the way back. The BBC reports that David swims a mile and half every day to and from work rather than deal with the roads.
Yes, his computer is in there.
David says he wears a wetsuit when it's cold, swim trunks in the heat, and he has no problems except for folks mocking him from the shore.
Now, they're mocking him online:
Hope he's got a shower at work, that water looks filthy— A Aryeh Perez (@Jethro_Aryeh) July 27, 2017
I would get a bike instead. I'm sure water is dirty then going to work wet probably smelly don't think so. That's crazy to me.— Nancy Campos (@chrystalgreen55) July 27, 2017
Why the negativity? If David smelled that bad, he would probably get told to work from home. The only danger he's really posing is to himself. Swimming on a Monday morning sounds exhausting; on the other hand, I bet you get ripped as anything.